How often do you catch yourself saying ‘OK now I have to stop ordering stuff online’ Well as it happens, I tend to say that a lot to myself these days. Since it is the time of year, where most beauty companies come out with amazing new product lines, the temptation is big.
And then you receive the Master Palette by Mario and all the prior reasoning goes down the drain. Yap, that’s how quickly it happens…
But let’s go back to the star of this review, which is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario. Who else has the good fortune to hold this jewel in their hands right now? As it turns out this palette has exceeded my wildest expectations. But where to begin? The pigmentation, TOP – The color selection, AMAZING – The price value, OK
Really guys ABH and Mario couldn’t have done a better job here. This beauty brand is continuing to pleasantly surprise me with their well thought, well curated and highly qualitative eyeshadow palettes.
The palette is a hard cardboard packaging with a similar design like all the previous ABH palettes we know. Lightweight yet sturdy, the simple black packaging with gold lettering, includes a mirror and a brush. (The brush in my palette this time, was not good at all, very scratchy. Did you have the same experience?)
The palette retails for 45$ and each shadow contains 12x 0.02 oz/ 0.5 mL of product which calculates down to 7.5$ per eyeshadow. Now just for your understating a single Makeupgeek eyeshadow contains 0.064 oz and you pay 6$ so it’s not really the best deal you can get but one has to also include packaging and other running costs.
In this collaboration, you are getting 12 perfectly curated eyeshadow colors in twelve neutral and jewel-toned shades in a range of matte to metallic finishes. The formula is apparently new and is Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates free. To top it off, the palette is cruelty-free and the formulas contain no talk.
Although the formula is super pigmented, be warned that there is a lot of kick off happening, so it’s best to get into the habit of doing the eyes first, before moving to the face. Here are some brush-swatches so you can see how the shadows perform. As a base I used urban decay’s eyeshadow primer potion.
All in all, I had a great time playing with this palette. I would definitely recommend and repurchase it. Here is a look I created for you all, with step by step instructions, on how to recreate it.
1 Blend ISABEL into the highest point of your crease
2 Blend LULA & VIOLETA from your outer corner and fade out towards the inner corner of your crease
3 Apply with a flat brush BRONX all over lid
4 Pop 5TV AVENUE in the center of your lid
5 Highlight your inner corner with MARINA
6 Mix LULA and VIOLETA and Smudge into lower lash line
Note: Prime with eye shadow primer and always tap off excess. As for mascara, I used my Too Faced better than sex. Eyeliner, waterline pencil, and false lashes are optional.
I hope you enjoyed this post and as always, I am looking forward to your comments below.
Till next time,
xoxo from Zurich,
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